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Monitoring hospital trauma care

Trauma Registries (based on hospital recruitment areas) are used and provide an important tool to change legislation, to promote trauma prevention, to assess the management of patient care, and to evaluate trauma system effectiveness [8]. They contain detailed information on trauma care.

EuroTARN The Trauma Audit & Research Network: The EuroTARN [20] initiative consists of a regular participation of trauma centre professionals in 14 European countries and support from many others who have come together to develop an effective system to review the standards of trauma care across Europe and develop an effective method for future data collection.

Belgium

Croatia

Germany

Denmark

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Macedonia

Norway

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

The Netherlands

United Kingdom

Slovakia

Austria

 

The aims and objectives of this European Collaboration are:

  • To promote high standards of care for trauma victims in Europe and, thereby, reduce the associated burden of death and disability
  • In the short term to establish a common international data set so that management strategies and their consequences can be compared
  • In the longer term to use the database to promote the development of clinical guidelines and associated performance indicators
  • To study the epidemiology of trauma and thereby promote a rational approach to injury prevention.

Hospital inspection: A review of hospital inspection requirements is provided in the World Health Organizationís), essential care guidelines [36].

 

   
 
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